EVANSVILLE — The community is invited to give with meaning with the American Red Cross and WEVV-TV 44News annual “Give Thanks, Give Life’ Blood Drive on Monday, November 22 from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Prevention Center, 29 South Stockwell Road in Evansville.
“The American Red Cross continues to address an emergency blood shortage, and donors of all blood types – especially type O – are urged to give now to combat the lowest blood supply levels at this time of year in more than a decade,” said Ashley Hughes, district manager of donor recruitment for the American Red Cross. “We’re thankful for the continued support of WEVV 44News and the Evansville community for taking the time to potentially save lives and help those in need of blood transfusions.”
All presenting donors will receive refreshments from either Donut Bank, Texas Roundhouse, Olive Garden, The Pie Pan, or Marx BBQ, while supplies last.
How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.
About the Indiana Region of the American Red Cross: The Indiana Region serves 104 counties across Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and Illinois through its six-chapter areas: Central, Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, Southwest, and Greater Indianapolis (Regional Headquarters). For more information on the Indiana Region: www.redcross.org/indiana. Follow the Indiana Region on Twitter at: @INRedCross, on Instagram at: @indianaredcross or www.facebook.com/INRedCross.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.